On Sadness and Other Topics
I am reminded of The Prophet who prepares to leave and people gather around him, ask him to address the issues of human condition. Anyway, here is something on human condition.
- What of sadness? In Congo, they have delestage (literally power cut, in french): Older children eat today, young one tomorrow, some days all children eat and no adults, some days only adults. "If today we eat, tomorrow we'll drink tea".
- What of struggle? Children in the picture cross the Ciberang River clinging to the remaining side of a collapsed bridge to get to their school.
- What of love? I am reminded of an old quote, "Love is the moment when a man who needs shave becomes the man with a beard." Let me add, "And Love is also the moment when a man with a beard becomes the man who needs a shave".